Cast Discrimination

Caste systems are a form of social and economic governance that is based on principles and customary rules:
* Caste systems involve the division of people into social groups (castes) where assignments of rights are determined by birth, are fixed and hereditary.
* The assignment of basic rights among various castes is unequal and hierarchical, with those at the top enjoying most rights coupled with least duties and those at the bottom performing most duties coupled with no rights.
* The system is maintained through the rigid enforcement of social ostracism (a system of social and economic penalties) in case of any deviations.
The doctrine of inequality is at the core of the caste system. Those who fall outside the caste system are considered “lesser human beings”,

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